CVE-2015-8985

NameCVE-2015-8985
DescriptionThe pop_fail_stack function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application crash) via vectors related to extended regular expression processing.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs779392

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
glibc (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.19-18+deb8u10vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch2.24-11+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid2.24-14vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
glibcsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant779392

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21163
DoS via crafted regexps are not considered security issues by glibc upstream

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